The City of New London Board of Public Works met on Monday, May 4, and approved two local firms for grass and vegetation cutting services, and the McKinley Street asphalt-paving project.
Two contractors submitted proposals for the 2015 grass and vegetation cutting services.
Mid-State Asphalt of New London had the lowest proposal cost of $35 for a vacant lot and $35 for a lot with a structure. Bob & Dave’s Lawn and Landscaping out of Kaukauna proposed $38 for each.
The committee recommended awarding the bid to Mid-State.
McKinley Street bids
Four firms bid on a proposal for asphalt paving to fix the current grade on a 150 foot section of McKinley Street just North of North Water Street.
The lowest bid for the work came from New London Asphalt for $9,013. Mid-State Asphalt of New London had the second lowest bid of $10,530. MCC Inc. had the third lowest bid of $11,741 and Northeast Asphalt Inc. of Greenville bid the job at $13,932.
The committee recommended accepting the low bid from New London Asphalt.
The committee also reviewed proposals for the annual sanitary and storm sewer televising and manhole inspection.
Four firms bid on the project.
Speedy Clean Drain and Sewer of Appleton was the lowest bid of $6,621. Northern Pipe Equipment Inc. of Green Bay was second with a bid of $6,870, Green Bay Pipe and TV bid $7,008, and Great Lakes TV Seal of Green Bay bid $10,038.
The committee recommended awarding the bid to Speedy Clean Drain and Sewer for $6,621.60.
Committee members continued their discussion on potential capital projects and equipment purchases for next year. The committee continues to refine its list of improvements to fit the anticipated remaining bond funds. They will create two lists, one will list projects recommended for bonding and another reserve list that could be used to fill in if there is bond money left.
Public Works Director Jeff Bodoh said that he would work with Park Director Chad Hoerth in putting together a combined list for the June meetings.
Bodoh said that the street crew would be working on the spring yard waste pick up over the next two weeks. Residents can visit the city’s website for a map and schedule of pick up times for their neighborhoods.
He reported that he attended the annual Outagamie County Highway and Solid Waste committee meeting. He said it was noted that the town of Greenville and city of Seymour recently purchased recycling bins for their residents. They asked if New London was still looking into getting recycling bins. That discussion will be part of the next capital equipment and projects meeting.
Bodoh said that Keller Structures would be bidding out the site work for the new city garage this month. The site work for the project is scheduled for this fall.